Posts Tagged ‘ smart appliance ’

ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

April 30, 2013
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ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

The much-ballyhooed ZigBee Smart Energy Protocol (SEP) 2 has finally been completed and ratified, and the standard is available for download. We could even see devices with SEP 2 by the end of the year and availability in 2014. “The technical work is done, and it’s up to companies to determine what they’re going...

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What Has the Greatest Value in the Connected Home?

May 21, 2012
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What Has the Greatest Value in the Connected Home?

I recently received a comment on the post Smart, Connected Home = Green? asking “in which sector do you estimate there are the greatest points of value from the connected home for the end users: smart grids, consumer appliances, security?” And the comment appears to have energy efficiency foremost in mind. Great question....

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Control4 Shows Energy Management Solutions, Connected Appliances, More Connectivity

January 6, 2011
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Control4 Shows Energy Management Solutions, Connected Appliances, More Connectivity

If any one home control company is closest to offering true energy management solutions, it has to be Control4. At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, the home control company is showing off energy monitoring apps for its home control systems and showing how its network can connect to kitchen appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf....

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LG Shows Smart Appliances at CES

January 4, 2011
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LG Shows Smart Appliances at CES

The era of the smart appliance may finally be here—or at least it’s coming. LG is showing off its THINQ technology in smart appliances this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company says the technology will help homeowners manage their appliances remotely and with greater energy savings. LG is demonstrating...

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Consumers Want Home Energy Management, Smart Appliances

December 2, 2010
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Consumers Want Home Energy Management,  Smart Appliances

A recent survey by Pike Research has found that consumer interest in home energy management and smart appliances is quite strong, with smart meters and demand response enjoying lower levels of interest. We’ll start seeing smart appliances from companies like Whirlpool and GE in 2011. In a separate report, Pike Research says that by...

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Smart Appliances: Are They Really?

April 20, 2010
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Smart Appliances: Are They Really?

Can your dishwasher be truly smart and know the cheapest time to wash that load of dishes? GE says it can, and recently held a luncheon at the KBIS (Kitchen & bath Industry Show) called “From DC to Your Home: A Smart Home Response to Washington’s Energy Agenda,” explaining the company’s vision for smart...

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